Alvin Gentry Rumors

Injuries and illness had a clear impact on Tuesday’s slate of NBA preseason games. And that was just among coaches. New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry missed his team’s game against Atlanta with stomach discomfort, and Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer — already wearing a sling after undergoing surgery on his right hand Monday — left that matchup when Pelicans guard Langston Galloway knocked him over while attempting to save a loose ball. The good news is that neither is expected to miss time when the games start counting for real next week.